Details of workshop

    Title: Mechanical Design Simulation Practice

Course Objectives:

To make acquainted the students using computer aided engineering tools to design and analyse the structural, fluid flowand heat transfer related systems.

Course Outcomes: At the end of the course, a student will be able to:
  • Create 1D, 2D and 3D Finite Element Models of mechanical systems.
  • Understand the solution techniques available in computer aided engineering tools.
  • Evaluate the design of mechanical systems by conducting stress analysis, thermal analysis or fluid flowanalysis.
List of Experiments/Exercises: I. Static Structural Analysis - Creation of Finite Element Models and Evaluation of Displacements, Stresses and Reaction Forces of
  • axially loaded members – using bar and truss elements
  • transversely loaded members – using beam elements
  • combined axial and transverse loaded members – using frame elements
  • thin plates or discs – using four or eight node quadrilateral elements (plane stress)
  • long pipes or dams – using four or eight node quadrilateral elements (plane strain)
  • brackets – using four or ten node tetrahedrons or eight or twenty node hexahedron elements
II. Dynamic Structural Analysis - Evaluation of natural frequencies and mode shapes of
  • axially and transversely loaded members
III. Thermal Analysis - Construction of Finite Element Models and study of temperature distribution in
  • fins or composite plane walls using one dimensional elements
  • chimneys or other plane sections using two dimensional elements
IV. Steady state fluid flow analysis - Building of Finite Element Models and study of velocity distribution of fluid in
  • channels or pipes over bluff bodies